Portsmouth Chamber Music Series: Sounds of Now – Voice(less)

Exploring the sonic force of the human voice and how easily it can be silenced.

Programme includes:

ESIN GUNDUZ – En-he-du-an-na-me-en (3′)
MIRA CALIX – code poem: any chance of war? (c.9′)
LAURA BOWLER – Cover Squirrel (c.15′)
Includes improvisations by Angharad Davies

(A woman sits alone in the room. She tries to speak. Her voice is gone.)

Mezzo-soprano Rosie Middleton and violinist Angharad Davies perform a sequence of works that explore the sonic force of the human voice and how easily it can be silenced.

Esin Gunduz examines power and resistance in music that transforms Rosie’s voice through electronic manipulation. Semaphore, morse code and other non-verbal communication inform Mira Calix’s anti-war musical poem. In Cover Squirrel by Laura Bowler, the human voice switches from operatic power to broken and unintelligible fragments. This provocative performance blends music and physical gesture by two captivating, exceptional performers.

Watch and listen to short clips of work from the performers and find out more about the Voice(less) project here: https://musicintheround.co.uk/projects/sounds-of-now-voiceless/

This performance has no interval. There will be a post-show Q&A with the artists.

Presented by Music in the Round. Thanks to funding from the Hinrichsen Foundation.

Series Discount: 20% discount if you book any 6 or more Chamber Music/Sounds of Now concerts.

Further info/tickets from Portsmouth Guildhall.

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